The good news is that most of the technology to conserve and replenish the planet’s dwindling freshwater supplies already exists.
Bill Gates has applauded India on it's 'Clean India' initiative, as well as issuing a challenge to design safe, sustainable and affordable toilets.
Over a quarter of the world’s population has no access to reliable electricity.
Africa will play a key role in meeting the world's biggest challenges, whether it's reviving an ageing global population with its young people or widening access to clean water.
The ocean isn’t the sole source of life-sustaining fog and dew for the Namib Desert’s plants and animals, report researchers.
Exploring how Africa can respond to increasing water demmands.
Wastewater from households, industries and agriculture should not be seen as a problem but a valuable resource.
“Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” In these lines, Samuel Taylor Coleridge made a prescient point: while seawater is plentiful, people can survive only with fresh water. Th...
By 2030, demand for water will outstrip supply by 40%, a looming crisis that has inspired one woman to undertake an epic, 1,049 mile journey on foot.
Could these machines solve the global water crisis?
As UNICEF flags the risks faced by children in four countries, a look back at famines over the last 100 years.
A ‘solar vapor’ device has been developed to purifiy dirty drinking water.
Sundeep Waslekar explores the importance of water for peace.
Protecting our water sources brings a wealth of benefits.
Poor sanitation comes with a $222.9 billion price tag. Premature death accounts for more than half of that figure – this is a story of human tragedy.